Category: God in the Mess
Jesus was teaching us that the key to a fruitful, thriving, abundant spiritual life is simply to abide in Him, dwell in Him, live in Him. And in doing so, grow.
Jesus was determined to do what was best for us, to die the death we deserve that He most certainly did not. It was going to be hard. But He was determined to produce the hard evidence of love.
The Holy Spirit is, in the life of a follower of Jesus, a lot like an onboard navigation system.